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Give Back, Alumni!

Canoeing 2A 25th Year Anniversary Stroll Down Memory Lanepurple+footprints

Residential College alumni! In 2022, it will be 25 years since the Hughes Residential College charter class first met aquatic biology professor Dr. Mike Mathis and his dog Chi. Remember all the good times you had camping and canoeing (or rafting!) the Buffalo River? Breakfast burritos? That army tent that slept 40 people? Steel Creek at 30 degrees? What about spider-sniffing? Or flashlight tag? Or marshmallows? Sing-a-longs? Or just joining rafts together for a lazy float with your friends?

Where did you live? Hughes? State? Short/Denney? Minton? Were you part of SaM? Or maybe you lived in one of the more recent Residential College programs—EDGE@Hughes, EPIC@Bear, The Stars@Short/Denney, STEM@Arkansas or HPaW@Baridon? Were you a Minton Commuter College in Old Main member? Our current programs are STEM@Hughes (science is back to its Residential College roots!), HPaW@Baridon, Biz@Bear, Muse@Short/Denney, Minton Commuter College, and our newest addition opening fall 2021~The Sophomore Year Experience Living & Learning Community in Bear Hall.

Do you remember TAGflyer 2009TagUCA? Open Mic Nights?

Did you travel with Dr. Stone & Mic the Gnome to Central Europe? Mic Gnome in Austria

Were you one of the Residential College students to study at the University of Mons in Belgium?

Did you travel with us to teach hands-on science in primary schools in Rwanda, Africa? Were you part of the service learning experience that taught you how to can foods? Or build a rocket stove?

TeachingDo you remember dancing at the 2008 Presidential Ball?

What about CANstruction?

Heifer Project International’s Global Village?

The 2001 Habitat for Humanity build?

Habitat for Humanity Build 2001All those Halloween parties?

Were you involved in bwalos? Or Lunchapalooza?

Remember AfterWords?  What a fantastic first-year writing competition!

Were you part of the UCA Helps Haiti campaign? Or UCA ♥ Japan? Bear Essentials Food Pantry?

Or Battle Chess? 

Knight LaughingThe late night study groups.

The early morning donut runs.

The Resident Masters (and their pets and children!) We now call the faculty-in-residence Academic Directors.

Who was your faculty-in-residence? Dr. Mike Mathis, Dr. Ron Cossman, Dr. Julia Winden Fey? Was it Dr. John Gallaher or Ms. Melissa Crawford or Ms. Miranda Morris or Dr. Kate Henning? Perhaps your faculty live-in was Ms. Shannon Cook, Dr. Catherine Swift or Dr. Kondwani Phwandaphwanda?  Or perhaps it was Dr. Dani Archie, Dr. Tom Snyder, Dr. Tanya Jeffcoat or Mr. Brian James? Was it Dr. Leah Horton or Dr. Faith Yarberry or Ms. Andrea Lively? Life goes on: Dr. Allen Thomas is currently in HPaW@Baridon; Dr. Louisia Moseley lives in Biz@Bear; Mr. Carl Olds is at Muse@Short/Denney; and Mrs. Ashley Beyerl is in STEM@Hughes! Finally, the SYE L&LC coordinator is Ms. Abayi Ibro Ayouba. Dr. Chris Craun is the academic director for Minton Commuter College.

Do you recall going to class with sleep still in your eyes (maybe in your PJs)?

The life-long friends. The table tennis tournaments! The Oscar Night Galas! Science Wednesdays continue to be amazing.

These things helped you make a successful transition from high school to college.

These things helped you graduate.

And now you’re a grown up.

Click here to check out some of our student success stories and email Dr. Jayme Millsap Stone, Director of Learning Communities, at jaymes@uca.edu to share your own!

And click here to give back to UCA’s Residential College program. Your gift will help us build memories for another generation of UCA students.

Thank you for being part of our lives.